September 30, 2010 / 2:39 PM / 9 years ago

Over 60 to be charged in Zeus Trojan cybercrime

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prosecutors plan to unveil charges against more than 60 defendants allegedly involved in a global cybercrime scheme that used the Zeus Trojan and other Internet viruses to steal millions of dollars from U.S. bank accounts.

The charges will be announced later Thursday by federal and state law enforcement officials including U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in New York, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr, and officials from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, according to press statements from prosecutors.

No further information was immediately available.

Reporting by Jonathan Stempel, editing by Gerald E. McCormick

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